Gongronema latifolium is widely used in West Africa for medicinal and nutritional purposes. An infusion of the aerial parts is taken to treat cough, intestinal. Gongronema latifolium Benth. [family ]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ( K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Resource Type. Reference. This study was carried out to investigate and understand the biology, utilization and phytochemical composition of Gongronema latifolium which is a spice plant.

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The seeds are flat with white hairy pappus, The flowers are bisexual, regular with pale yellow coloured petals and superior ovary. The leaf extracts also had antimicrobial properties comparable with acetone extracts of hops.

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The species takes up to one year to fully mature and latifoloum. The studies of herbal medicinal studies and the use of plants: Subscribe to Table of Contents Alerts.

Journal of Biological Sciences 9 8: Polish J Food Nutr Sci. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and the Environment 8 2: Biological effects and relevance to human health.

Isolation and Purification of Lipoxygenase Four days germinated in the dark white melon seeds were used for this experiment. The stigma heads are vertically conical in shape. Gongronema latifoliumChemical composition, Antibacterial activity.


Using standard methods described by Sofowora [ 10 ], Gobgronema et al.

Health Benefits Of Gongronema latifolium (Utazi)

It also prevents angina pectoris, heart attacks and stroke. A Handbook of Clinical Chemistry. J Food Comp Anal. Nutritional composition of Gongronema latifolium and Vernonia amygdalina.

Two very popular Ibo delicacies known as Nkwobi Cow leg pepper soup and Isi ewu Goat head pepper soup are prepared with G. The Lineweaver-Burk plot was applied to determine the kinetic mechanism of inhibition. Antibacterial activity The activity of methanol extract of G. The Gongronema latifolium samples used in this study were collected from four States in the South- Eastern zone of Nigeria and planted in the experimental fields of the Department of Genetics latifolimu Biotechnology, University of Calabar.

African Journal of Biotechnology 8 1: Lwtifolium effect of ethanolic stem extract of Gongronema latifolium on blood glucose of normal and alloxan induced diabetic rabbits.

Gongronema latifolium Benth.

Determination of weight increase and growth rate: The nutrient information reported in this study would enhance efforts to promote wider use of the plant as part of a broader program aimed at educating local populations on the nutritional benefits of the many wild plants existing in their environment. View at Google Scholar H. The crude LOX obtained was partially purified using a modification of the method of Malekian et al. Total phosphorus was determined by the spectrophotometric molybdovanadate method No.

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Phytochemicals give plants their color, flavour, smell and texture.

The renewed and increasing interest in traditional antidiabetic plants like Gongronema latifolium may be due to several contributing factors including changes in the epidemiology of diabetes and attitudes to its control Day, Alkaloids and phenols are more in the fruits than in the leaves of G. Smelly feet Dissolve half teaspoon of powdered alum in mls of warm water and use in rinsing the feet to help reduce sweating and to deodorise the feet.

Colour was developed using Vanillin hydrochloric latifoliium reagent and the concentration was quantitatively measured using a spectrophotometer at nm.

Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. With the current emphasis on increasing polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats intake, the use of G. Oleaginous seeds are known to contain LOX [ 3 ].